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Effect of screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage by polymerase chain reaction on the duration of unnecessary preemptive contact isolation

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Iten, Anne
Published in Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2008, vol. 29, no. 11, p. 1077-9
Abstract A high prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) carriage at hospital readmission among previous MRSA carriers warrants screening and preemptive isolation precautions. The replacement of culture on chromogenic agar with rapid quantitative polymerase chain reaction for readmission screening reduces the number of unnecessary preemptive isolation-days by 54% (from 6.88 to 3.14 isolation-days) and related costs by 45% (from US dollars 113.2 to US dollars 62.1) for patients who test negative for MRSA.
Keywords Bacteriological Techniques/economics/methodsCarrier State/diagnosis/microbiologyCross Infection/epidemiology/prevention & controlHumansMass Screening/economicsMethicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus/genetics/isolation & purificationPatient Isolation/economicsPolymerase Chain Reaction/economics/methodsStaphylococcal Infections/diagnosis/microbiology
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PMID: 18844467
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Research groups Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
Groupe Perrier Arnaud (Médecine interne générale, de réhabilitation et de gériatrie) (585)
Analyse génomique et fonctionnelle du staphylocoque doré (604)
La maladie thromboembolique veineuse (808)
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UCKAY, Ilker et al. Effect of screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage by polymerase chain reaction on the duration of unnecessary preemptive contact isolation. In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 2008, vol. 29, n° 11, p. 1077-9. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:1958

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